Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Think Different

Last week Steve Jobs passed away after a long battle with cancer.  Soon after his passing hit the media, social media sites were flooded with comments from people who wished to express their gratitude for the many innovative ideas that he, and the company that he co-founded, had over the last thirty years.

This YouTube clip is a slightly altered version of Apple's Think Different ad that premiered in 1997.  As I watched this clip, I could not help but think of how relevant its message is today given the turbulent, yet exciting times in which we live.

I truly believe that it is through education that we can live this message!  But we have to be willing to embrace technology, embrace change, and take risks.  Malcolm Forbes said, "Failure is success if we learn from it" and I believe that we can't allow the fear of failure to prevent us from trying new things.  So I challenge all teachers and students to be BOLD, take RISKS, and CHANGE the world to make it a better place.

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